Monday, 4 May 2015

2015 #8 Fabric Journal {by Ruth Mescall}



Hi everyone, my name's Ruth Mescall from ‘a love to create’. I was so pleased to be asked to do a project on the current theme of 'Sprays'. I love dabbling with ink, paint and fabric and if it involves me getting messy, that's even better! I like nothing more than trying out new ideas and techniques, so I decided to create my own resist canvas and make some fabric journal pages. 





I started with unprimed canvas and to create the resist tried a few different products through a stencil PS001 , as well as trying stamping. After spraying the canvas with paint you can see the results below. Snowflake fresco worked really well but I decided to go with matte gel medium as it was more subtle.



 Whilst the resist fabric pages were drying I made up my spray bottles of mainly translucent fresco paints (about 1/4 paint to water). I mixed up 8 sprays - Zesty Zing and Pumpkin Soup, Tangerine Twist, China and Blue Glass with a touch of Inky Pool, Carribean Sea and Inky Pool, Hey Pesto and Inky Pool, Limelight and Inky Pool, Blueberry, Bougainvillea. The touch of Inky Pool would hopefully help the greens and blues work together.






I sprayed drifts of translucent fresco colours and it gave a lovely blended effect, once dry I used a damp wipe to remove the paint from the resist areas. I stamped images from the following JOFY sets in black archival. JOFY 32 and JOFY 33. The grass being the stalk from JOFY 14


JOFY14

JOFY32

JOFY33




I'd originally thought I could spray colours for the flowers onto the pages but realised that would be far too difficult so I decided to use my sprays to colour the flowers and leaves in a slightly different way. I put a little Matte Gel Medium around the flowers to stop the paint spreading out and then used the tip of the spray tube to dab paint on in puddles of colour.




Once it started soaking into the canvas the drying could be finished with a heat gun. I used some snowflake under the blue flowers so they stayed more true to colour. I really liked the watercolour effect on the flowers and will definitely be making my own resist canvas again.





Thanks for having me, I really enjoyed ‘playing’ Ruth x



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These fabric resist journal pages look great Ruth, and lovely to see the different resist results. You have shown how well Fresco Paints retain their depth of colour even when diluted. The JOFY stamps are perfect for mimicking a spring/summer garden in bloom. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us all.

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23 comments:

Helen said...

Ruth, this is gorgeous! I love painting on fabric, and the flowers and colours you've chosen are fabulous.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Beautiful project, Ruth. I love the idea of paint on unprimed canvas: it looks wonderful xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful pages Ruth ! The resist canvas if fabulous ! Sue C x

Miriam said...

Gorgeous.... I love using fabric to colour and stamp on - beautiful project

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Fabulous Ruth!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Your resist canvas is stunning Ruth! Wonderful experiments and great to see you Gding for PA. Always love your work! Xx

Craftyfield said...

Love the look of canvas, I need to jump in and just do it! Lovely colours and stamping on your journal pages.

Jane said...

Wow these fabric pages are super. What a great effect your achieved x

Redanne said...

So lovely to see you hear Ruth with this stunning project - the colours are fabulous! x

Becky said...

Love these pages! I was excited to see that you have used the translucent colors, as I have just purchased a bunch of them and haven't played yet. But I will...oh yes, I will... :)

butterfly said...

Oh how lovely, Ruth - your fabric pages are beautiful, and thanks so much for sharing your experiment strips!
Alison xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning pages Ruth with a great tutorial. Congrats on GD.
Julie x

craftimamma said...

Your pages are stunning Ruth and the resist canvas worked perfectly.

Hugs
LesleyXx

Rupa S said...

Beautiful pages Ruth. Love your resist work on canvas and the colors are so vibrant and fresh!

craftytrog said...

Your pages are stunning Ruth! Great techniques & tutorial.
Alison x

Inky Kitty said...

how lovely, and how beautiful on the canvas

marga said...

Un resultado espectacular, ¡gran trabajo!
Me gusta mucho :)

JoFY said...

love these pages, and its great to see stamping onto fabric. xx

Joi at RR said...

This was a wonderful tutorial and your creativity paid off - it's just so fun - totally love it Ruth. Canvas is my go to but I have never used it in my art journal - now I'm going to try!!! THANKS BUNCHES. joi

Lauren Hatwell said...

Really love how the sprays work on fabric. I must give that a go. Thanks for a great tutorial. Lx

Julia S-W said...

These are stunning Ruth! I love that you used the fabric background. Gorgeous! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a wonderful effect, Ruth, I love it!

Lucy x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Really gorgeous pages!

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